Amen to Action: Feed Your Soul

Starts: November 24, 2017 at 8:00 am
Ends: November 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

On Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, when many folks hit the stores to grab pre-Christmas bargains, a large crowd will gather at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh to help people in need.

Everyone in southwestern Pennsylvania is invited to participate in the effort to pack 1 million Meals of Hope for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Dubbed Amen to Action, the day will begin at 8-9 a.m. for check-in at the west lobby, following by an all-faith worship service from 9-10:30 a.m. in Hall D and the packing event from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Bishop David Zubik and many other area faith leaders have committed to participate and support the work of Amen to Action, connecting “people of all faiths, creating a platform of unity and amassing spiritual capital more powerful than ‘all the coal in the hills and steel in the mills … that Pittsburgh will become a spiritual power plant for the rest of the world,’” according to the Amen to Action website.

Scheduled to perform during the worship service are Duquesne University alumni, students and friends, the Rev. Toni Turner and the Rev. John Cannon III, and The Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh.

Meals of Hope is a national organization whose mission is to bring communities together to end hunger. Learn more at mealsofhope.org/

Those interested in participating are urged to register at the Amen to Action website, https://amentoaction.org/